Evidence indicates that malnutrition puts chronically ill patients at increased risk for complications and that improved nutrition can improve health outcomes. Yet, there is a lack of literature examining the impact of home-delivered meals on chronically-ill individuals. Project Angel Heart used CO APCD data to study the quantifiable impact that customized home-delivered meals have on health care costs. During this Chat, we will learn how the findings of this exciting study that impact social determinants of health, what they mean for Coloradans, and how they can change how data is used across the country.
Host: Kristin Paulson, JD, MPH, CIVHC’s VP of Research and Innovation
Guest: Rachael Robinson, MPA, Project Angel Heart’s Director of Strategic Partnerships
Chat Recorded September 2018